He’s selfish, I don’t see him as a United player – Scholes on Sanchez

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 Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved the other way in January.

 

The Chilean, who signed a contract worth £14m after tax has struggled for form since making the move from London to Manchester.

 

Though Paul Scholes has no doubt over the qualities of the 29-year-old, he said Sanchez was not a player the Red Devils needed.

 

According to Scholes, he believes his former club signed Sanchez, to show superiority over their Manchester rival.

 

“I know he has qualities and has been a good player but I never saw him as a United player,” Scholes told ESPN.

 

“I saw him as a bit selfish, someone who played for himself sometimes. I didn’t think he was a player that we needed, especially for that type of money.

 

“How would we be able to get rid of him now when he earns those wages? The signing felt like it happened just to stop Man City signing him.”

 

Scholes, who played for United from 1993-2011, and later came out of retirement to play for the club in the second half of the 2012-2013, season further suggested that the Chilean’s struggles at the club had nothing to do with his qualities.

 

He added, “It feels like every player who comes into the team struggles.

 

“I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team.

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